This list has the 6 best post for fiddle leaf figs that we could find. They are all comprised of various sizes to accomodate for fiddle leaf figs at different growth stages.
Part of the fun of bringing a new plant home is picking out a pot for it to live in. It’s a treat, really, and you can accessorize it nicely so that you get the best mix of utility and aesthetics for your lovely new fiddle leaf fig to call home.
If you’re in a hurry, here are our top 2 favorites for both small and large options:
In today’s article, we’re going to talk about finding the perfect pot, and we’ll provide you some nice examples that you can find on Amazon and tell you a little about each.
After that, we’ll give you some tips on raising your first fiddle leaf fig, some buying tips for pots, and we’ll share our favorite and a few frequently asked questions before we go. If you’re ready, then let’s get started on our exploration of the best pots for your fiddle leaf fig!
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Hosting a fiddle leaf fig – The problems of finding the perfect pot
Taking care of a fiddle leaf fig can be a little tricky until you’ve gotten to know this plant and its needs. One common problem is choosing the right pot, and there are a few ways to approach this.
For instance, if you want your plant to stay smaller and more manageable, then they are perfectly happy staying in a smaller pot. If that’s the case, then you could just use your current pot as an example – it’s probably a 5 inch pot, so you could move your plant into a 10 inch permanent pot and be done with it.
If you want your plant to grow up to be 6 feet or more, however, then it’s going to need a little more room. Generally speaking, they need 1 -2 inches of soil depth, and 3 to 4 inches of width, although an easier way to look for pots that will be a great fit is the ‘1/3 rule’. This just means that the pot width should be about 1/3 of the total height of the plant
The only other thing to keep in mind is that you want to avoid giving it TO MUCH room. The biggest problem there is that the larger mass of soil will take longer to dry out and then you’ll be risking root rot. A succulent soil can help to avoid this, as it’s much better draining than other types, but the best practice is keeping the pot compact, just not so compact that it restricts the growth of the plant.
The best pots for your Fiddle Leaf Fig
Now that we’ve covered some of the potting basics, what about the pots? Well, in the sections below you’ll find some great examples that we’ve dug up for you and we’ll tell you a little about each one.
We’ll also include some review information and not just the good stuff – each review will share review information from both the 5 star and 1 star category so that you’ve got a little gold and a little ‘dirt’ to help you to make an informed decision.
With that out of the way, here are those pots we promised!
First up we have these good looking La Jolie Muse flower pots that are a great fit for hosting a baby fiddle leaf fig tree (from 22 inches up to 3 foot plant).
They are a classic white with pretty marble patterning to them and you get a pair of pots – with the smallest measuring 5.7 Inches tall and 7.5 inches wide, while the larger one is 6.7 inches tall and 8.6 inches wide.
Made of a combination of plastic and stone powder, they have 4 drainage holes and they’re weather-resistant if you would like to keep your plants outside.
All in all, they make a great starting set for your new baby fiddle leaf fig!
Checking into the reviews, we can see that a solid 73% of customers out of 7513 reviews loved these enough to give them 5 stars, and another 15% were willing to part with 4 stars. User ‘jamie’ summed them up as ‘cute and modern + durable and well made’ and added that they are also light and easy to move around.
Into every review, however, a little rain must fall, so we turn now to the 1 star reviews to see who didn’t like these pots. As it turns out, 2% of customers had some negative things to say, with ‘Diane Bowen’ advising that the drainage holes are higher than the bottom, so that there is a higher chance of root rot. ‘Jo Anne Gipson’ advised something similar, stating that she had to add extra soil to compensate for the drainage hole placement. Be sure to check the reviews to see what you think, though, as a lot of people sure loved these pots!
Next up we have another great set for a young, growing fiddle leaf fig. These Le Tauci Ceramic planters have a classic look to them and come in 3 sizes so they can grow a little with your plant:
- Small – 5.7 inches tall, 4.9 inches wide – good for up to an 15-16 inch fiddle leaf fig
- Medium – 6.9 inches tall, 6.3 inches wide – good for up to an 18 inch fiddle leaf fig
- Large – 8.3 inches tall, 7.5 inches wide – good for up to a 2 foot fiddle leaf fig
These planters come with a drainage hole, as well as a silicone plug and mesh pad that’s in place to help prevent soil loss. It’s also a colorful option, available in the following glaze colors – summer green, blue gray, white, reactive blue, reactive cloud cream, reactive brown, and reactive star white.
Checking out the reviews, folks seem to really like the Le Tauci pots, with 86% of 436 polled giving the product 5 stars, and an additional 7% giving it 4. ‘Time4T’ called them ‘really attractive’ and added that they were weighty enough not to be at risk of tipping over and user ‘Em’ said ‘Absolutely beautiful and thick… love them!’.
That’s a great start, but let’s look at the 1 star reviews to see what kind of dirt gets stirred up there. We can see that 3% of customers had less flattering things to say, with ‘Abby O’Reilly’ stating that they are ‘not good for leca’ and ‘Chelsea Campbell’ warning that her white set cracked within a few weeks.
As always, take this with a grain of salt, but know that it’s there so that you can check the reviews on your own when you are deciding – for the most part, the reviews were very positive!
Good looking and budget friendly, these QCQHDU pots are a great fit for fiddle leaf figs that are still young but need a little more room to grow. Each one is made of a combination of plastic, resin, and copper and they come in 3 packs of the following 3 sizes:
- Small – 5.7 inches tall by 8 inches wide, good for up to a 2 foot fiddle leaf fig
- Medium – 7 inches tall by 10 inches wide, good for up to a 30 inch fiddle leaf fig
- Large – 8.7 inches tall by 12 inches wide, good for up to a 3 foot fiddle leaf fig
We should note that each 3 pack has pots of the SAME size in them, so this may be a better fit if you have more than one young plant to host, and each one has 5 drainage holes and a saucer to catch the excess water.
Peeking into the reviews, we can see that 67% of 263 reviewers gave this product 5 stars, while another 21% felt that it was worth at least 4. Comments in praise of these pots included ‘attractive and affordable’ by user ‘GypsyMoon’ and ‘Susan C.’ felt they were ‘really nice planters’ at a good price.
Moving on to the dark side of the reviews, we find that 2% of customers had very differing opinions on these pots, with ‘Margie Spry’ stating that hers only looked good from a distance and ‘Mike Mcnally’ who complained about missing parts. Not too bad, as feedback goes, as most folks seemed to really like the look of these – ultimately, you’ll be the judge!
Our next pot set is a perfect fit for a fiddle leaf fig that’s about halfway full grown. Measuring in at 9 inches tall, 12 inches wide at the top, and 9 inches wide at the bottom, this particular pot bears the classic appearance of a whiskey barrel.
It’s not made of wood, however, but a durable polyethylene so it’s lightweight and also weather resistant – just in case you’d rather host it outside. Drainage holes are included, as well as a saucer to catch the extra water, so if you like the cut of this pot’s jib then it might just be a perfect fit for your fiddle leaf fig – and we should mention, it’s a set of *3* pots, so you’ll have 2 spares for a trio of fiddle leaf figs or you could grow a couple of little herb gardens to keep one tree company!
Moseying on over to the 5 star corral, we can see that out of 1657 reviewers, a solid 75% were willing to give this product 5 stars, and yet another 14% admitted that it had earned at least 4. Praise for this product included quips like ‘lightweight and very neat looking’ from user ‘Myelis’ and ‘looks very nice on our porch’ from ‘retired mom’.
Shrugging off the pretty words, we take a walk to the ‘unhappy alley’ of 1 star reviews, and we can see that 3% of customers were less than impressed with these pots. Aside from a few complaints of missing saucers, ‘Harry14’ felt that they were ‘cheap looking’ and ‘CDCarlson’ felt that while the paint job was tidy, it looked better in the photos.
With 89% of folks feeling that these pots were 5 or 4 star quality, we recommend checking the reviews on your own before you decide – there are some pics in there and that should help to make or break the deal quite fairly!
Next up we have a pot option that is definitely easy on the eyes. Produced by Classic Home and Garden, these pots are made of a strong resin material and measure about 13 inches tall and 15 inches wide at the lip – perfect for larger fiddle leaf figs of up to 45 inches in height. They’re quite beautiful and durable, and you can accessorize then with your décor via the following color options:
- Tequila Sunrise
- Ocean Blue
- Bamboo Brown
- Orange Ember
- Stone Grey
- Zinc Grey
- Fossil Grey
- Blue Jean
- White Vanilla
- Distressed Copper
We should note that for these pots, this is one caveat – you WILL need to make your own drainage holes. This is pretty easy if you have a drill or can borrow one, but we wanted to warn you just in case this is a dealbreaker.
Taking a gander at the reviews, these pots did pretty well, with 73% of reviewers awarding it 5 stars and yet another 15% felt they were fine enough for 4. Reviewer ‘Stacey Hupperich’ tells us that ‘these are beautiful planters and the colors are vibrant’ and an anonymous reviewer stated ‘when people see these, they want them for their porches or gardens’!
With a review pool of 14,439 ratings, you just KNOW that some folks didn’t like these, so it’s time to raise their review voices to give you the ‘dirt’ on these potting pretties. In the 1 star reviews, 3% of reviewers did indeed have something to say, with user ‘D, Loclair advising that these were thin plastic and not resin, while ‘Devlishly Sheepish’ agreed and said that the plastic was too thin. As there are a lot of contrasting reviews with the majority seeming to imply that they are quite durable, it’s best to withhold your judgment until you can dig a little in the reviews on your own.
If you need something with a little more heft and durability, then it doesn’t get much tougher than this Kante Natural Concrete tall planter. Measuring 17 inches tall with a 17 inch wide lip, it’s a good fit for an older fiddle leaf fig of up to 51 inches (4 feet and inches tall).
While it’s certainly robust, the softness created by the color and curves made it quite an attractive option for hosting your fiddle leaf fig tree and it’s actually not just concrete, but rather a blend of concrete and fiberglass.
As far as colors, you also have a pretty good selection, as these pots are available in Natural Concrete, Charcoal, Dark Grey, Iron Oxide, Pure White, and Weathered Concrete. It’s also UV resistant and has a drainage hole, so if you’re looking for a super-durable home for your plant then look no further — this pot definitely delivers.
Checking out the reviews, out of 328 polled, 77% percent of reviewers gave this product 5 stars, while another 7% gave it 4. User ‘muddywaters’ ‘really liked the color and size’ and ‘Summer Shaw’ posted 2 pictures of her own lovely blue pots with the word ‘durable’ expressing the remaining sentiment.
Moving on, we can see in the 1 star reviews and these made up about 8% or the 328 reviews. Checking the complaints, most actually seem to be shipping related, as a handful of customers said that theirs arrived with chips and holes.
There was also one report from ‘Kathleen Parker’ that stated she bought 2 in light grey and the colors didn’t match – so be sure to check with the seller to get pictures beforehand if you will be ordering more than one – just to be on the safe side!
Beyond this, most seemed quite happy with the product, but be sure to check the reviews to make your own judgment before you commit!
Best newbie tips for raising fiddle leaf figs
If you are just getting started with your first fiddle leaf fig then congratulations! These beauties are a delight to host and once you learn how to take care of it, then they are fairly easy to maintain. Here are some tips to help you get started with your new fiddle leaf friend:
These plants love an organic-rich, well-draining soil. A good mix is a soil that is 1 part perlite, 1 part peat moss, and 1 part sand – you could also use succulent soil, although you might need to water more frequently as this kind of soil drains and dries out faster.
Fertilizer is best applied on a once-a-month schedule from spring until fall, and when it’s the fall to spring period, then just fertilize it quarterly for best results.
Watering once a week is optimal – these plants are easily prone to overwatering, so you need to be careful about this.
Don’t make the mistake of putting your fiddle leaf fig tree underneath an AC vent. You want a temperature of 65-75 degrees as the ideal range for your plant and a cooling vent could make it too cool. Your plant will be cold and worse, water won’t evaporate as efficiently and the risk for root rot is raised.
Bright, indirect sunlight is best for these plants, although they can take full sun, too – provided that you place them in an eastern window.
Buying information for fiddle leaf fig pots
If you are out and about and see a pot that you like, then there are a few things to consider before taking it home and repotting your plant. To help you out, below you’ll find a few pointers on picking the perfect pot and a few pitfalls that you can easily avoid:
Always go with a pot that has drainage holes, unless you don’t mind drilling them yourself. If you drill one, the best kind is a hole that is about 2- 3 inches bigger than the root ball of your fiddle leaf fig.
Avoid self-watering pots for fiddle leaf figs. They are prone to being easily overwatered, so the self-watering pots are simply too much of a risk.
Want a big, pretty pot but you’re worried about drainage? Why not use a 2-pot system? A lot of fiddle leaf fig owners love to do this. You just take a cheap, well-draining pot to use for your plant and place this inside a larger, decorative one. As long as your plant isn’t sitting in a puddle in the bottom, it’s perfectly fine.
If you have a bad habit of overwatering your fiddle leaf fig, consider a terracotta pot. Terracotta helps a little by soaking in excess moisture. It’s just a small amount, but sometimes a slight advantage is all that you need.
While all of these pots are lovely options for housing your fiddle leaf fig, we certainly had 2 favorites from this list. For smaller plants, 15 inches up to 2 feet, we liked the Le Tauci Ceramic planters and for larger fiddle leaf figs (up to 4 feet), our favorite was the ‘simple but elegant’ Kante Natural Concrete planter. With the Le Taucis, you have a nice set that can ‘grow’ with your plants, so that you’ll have the same pot style – just a little bit bigger as it’s needed.
As far as the Kante pot, we like the simple elegance of it and the fact that the mix of concrete and fiberglass makes for a very solid, yet lightweight pot. Now that we’ve shared our favorites, though, be sure to read reviews from the others if another one on our list caught your eye instead.
You’ll be the best judge of what you like, after all, and these are all fantastic pots for hosting your fiddle leaf fig!
It’s just about time for us to go, but before we do, we’ve collected a few frequently asked questions just to help ‘fill in the blanks’ in case we’ve missed something on the way. We hope that you will find them useful and with no further ado, let’s get this FAQ train moving!
Do fiddle leaf figs need big pots?
Do they absolutely need them? Well, technically the answer is no. They are happy to stay in a smaller pot, but the caveat is that this is going to limit their growth. Fiddle leaf figs can grow up to be 6 feet or higher, but they need enough space to do so. Since you have to repot them every 2 years anyways, unless you absolutely want to keep the tree smaller you should consider an upgrade.
Do fiddle leaf figs need a pot with a lot of drainage holes?
Proper drainage is a MUST for fiddle leaf figs. If the roots end up standing in water for too long, then root rot can and will occur and this can kill your plant if you don’t catch it in time. As such, multiple drainage holes or one big one that’s 2-3 inches bigger than the ball root of the plant is going to be best.
What is the best season to repot a fiddle leaf fig?
It’s a good idea to report your fiddle leaf fig every 2 years (or whenever you see roots sneaking through the drain holes, whichever comes first!). The best time for this is going to be spring, when it’s the growing season and your fiddle leaf fig is at its most vigorous. Not only that, but since it’s warmer, you can usually do the job outside and that’s much easier if you’ve got a larger tree.
Finally, the warmer weather also helps to prevent root shock, so unless spring is really chilly where you live, then that’s the best season for repotting your fiddle leaf fig.
Some closing words on the best pots for your fiddle leaf fig
That’s all the time that we have for today, but as a quick recap, we’ve reviewed a number of pots as options for your fiddle leaf fig and our favorites were the Le Tauci Ceramic planters for smaller plants and the Kante Natural Concrete planter for the larger ones.
All of the products we’ve reviewed today come highly rated and recommended, however, so be sure to dive into the reviews for any of the pots that caught your eye. Don’t forget the 1/3 rule – that the pot should have a width about 1/3 of the height and beyond that, ensure that there’s proper drainage as these plants are very sensitive to overwatering.
With a little luck and a lot of love, your fiddle leaf fig will soon be thriving in its lovely, brand-new home!
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